Northern Ireland enjoys driest September in half-a-century
The first half of September has been Northern Ireland's driest for more than half-a-century, weather experts have revealed.
We had just 1.2mm of rain from the start of the month to September 15, the Met Office said. Across the UK, 6.7mm of rain fell, just 7% of the September average of 96mm.
A spokesman said this made it the driest first half of September in records back to 1960.
The UK mean temperature has been 13.9C, which is 1.3C above the month average.